Taryn Brumfitt’s body image documentary Embrace: Kids has a new trailer

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Internationally recognised body-image advocate Taryn Brumfitt has launched the trailer for her new film Embrace: Kids, to be released by Transmission Films nationally on September 1.

Brumfitt is a best-selling author and speaker and the film director behind the break-out documentary Embrace (2016).

This time, in this important film, Taryn is talking to school-aged kids and famous friends about body image, bullying, gender identity, advocacy, representation and more. Featuring Taryn’s network of well-known celebrity friends including Celeste Barber, Jameela Jamil, Electric Fields, along with Chico the family dog, Embrace: Kids brings together a vibrant collection of stories and voices to entertain and inspire kids and parents alike, showing us that the first step in changing the world, is changing your own mind. Filmed in Australia and throughout the world, with the support of Screen Australia and the South Australian Film Corporation.

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Taryn’s global crusade to end the body dissatisfaction epidemic has seen her recognised by UN Women, Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls and the Geena Davis Institute. Her talk at Google HQ in Silicon Valley was live-streamed to every Google office in the world. She was a finalist in the 2019 Australian of the Year and 2018 Australian Financial Review 100 Women of Influence awards and was crowned the 2018 SA winner for Excellence in Women’s Leadership and winner of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year, South Australia.

Accompanying the release of the film is the Embrace Kids book (published by Penguin Random House) and the Embrace Hub, an all-inclusive portal for safe and effective body image resources. The Hub has been designed by Taryn Brumfitt and her colleague, Associate Professor Dr Zali Yager, who is co-author, with Taryn, of the book.

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